Benelli TNT 300




Make Model.

Benelli TNT 300




In-line 2 cylinder, 4-stroke, 4 valves per cylinder, DOHC.


300 cc / 18.3 cu in
Bore x Stroke 65 x 45.2 mm
Cooling System Liquid cooled
Compression Ratio 12:1
Lubrication Pressure splach
Exhaust Two catalytic converters and two oxygen sensors


Euro 3


Electronic fuel injection

Spark Plug



Starting Electric

Max Power

27.7 kW / 37.6 hp @ 10000 rpm

Max Torque

27.4 Nm / 2.8 kgf-m / 20.21 ft-lb @ 9000 rpm
Clutch Wet, multiplate
Transmission  6 Speed
Final Drive Chain
Final Drive Ratio 2.645:1
Frame Steel trestle

Front Suspension

41 mm Inverted fork
Front Wheel Travel 135 mm / 5.3 in

Rear Suspension

Swing arm with lateral shock absorber with spring preload adjustment

Front Brakes

Double floating discs ø260 mm with 4 pistons per caliper

Rear Brakes

Single disc, ø240 mm
Front Wheel Aluminium alloy rim, E 17"xMT3.5 DOT-D
Rear Wheel Aluminium alloy rim, E 17"xMT4.5 DOT-D

Front Tyre


Rear Tyre

Dimensions Length: 2125 mm / 83.7 in
Width:     800 mm / 31.5 in (excl. mirrors)
Height:  1130 mm / 44.5 in (excl. mirrors)
Wheelbase 1405 mm / 55.3 in
Ground Clearance 140 mm / 5.5 in
Seat Height 795 mm / 31.3 in

Dry Weight  

183 kg / 404 lbs

Wet Weight  

196 kg / 432 lbs
GVWR 356 kg / 785 lbs

Fuel Capacity 

16 L / 4.2 US gal / 3.5 Imp gal

Fuel Reserve

3.0 L / 0.8 US gal / 0.7 Imp gal

Top Seed

158 km/h / 98 mph


Top Speed / Madabout

A naked standard, the Tornado carries many of the design aspects we expect from the class, and you can still see shades of The Old Country in the curves of the lines. The entry consists of the usual isolated headlight can with a teeny-tiny flyscreen/wind deflector up top. Flyscreens don’t do much to begin with, and I have serious doubts as to whether this vestigial detail does anything noticeable at all.

A stylized front fairing adds a little flair at the front end and pulls double duty as it protects the swept area of the forks from dust and debris. A bit of pullback at the bars allows for an upright riding position, but the lines of the fuel tank allow the rider to tuck in with knee-hangers on the tank for some body English.

The subframe tapers off to nothing with a pillion pad and grab rails for a passenger or a handy place to bungee some cargo. At a glance, the Tornado pretty much toes the genre line, and it would look at home next to almost any other small-displacement naked from a distance, but fit-and-finish leaves a little to be desired overall.

Design and Style

The large V-shaped headlamps that are complimented by the puny windscreen makes the TNT 300 look like a robot. The muscular profile comes from the dual disc and golden upside down forks. The fuel tank is nicely shaped with well cut out knee recesses for smooth grip. The arrow-head shaped cowl directly extending from the front of the tank makes it look bigger and gives you a ‘big-bike’ like feel. The under seat exhaust looks quite similar to the one seen on the Kawasaki’s ER-6N. The bike offers comfortable riding posture with a 795mm seat height, the tall handle bars and a wide seat for the rider and the pillion as well. It has an extended wheelbase of 1410 mm for a stable ride. The large tail light and the chunky grab rails flows well with the rest of the TNT 300 design.

Instrument Panel
There is a good combination seen on the instrument panel with analogue tachometer and digital speedometer, fuel gauge, trip meter and odometer. This instrument cluster looks more impressive and premium than the fully analogue or fully digital. The white background on the tachometer along with red needle makes it look more appealing.

Dimensions and Fuel tank Capacity

The TNT 300 has got a length of 2130 mm, width of 800 mm and a height of 1120 mm as its dimensions along with a wet or kerb weight of 185 Kgs. It has a fuel tank capacity of 16 litres which does not disappoint you on the long runs.

Engine and Gearbox
The Benelli TNT 300 is powered by a 300cc, 4-stroke, 8-valve, liquid cooled, two-cylinder, DOHC engine which generates a maximum power of 37.73 Bhp at 11,500 rpm and a peak torque of 26.5 Nm at 10,000 rpm. The engine is mated to a six speed transmission and a wet clutch. It uses the electronic injection with twin 38 mm throttle bodies.

Brakes and Suspension

The moorcycle comes fitted with 260 mm Twin disc brakes at the front and 240 mm single disc brakes at the rear end. Benelli is offering two different combinations of tyres for the TNT 300. One is Pirelli manufactured 120/70-R17 for the front and 160/60-R17 for the rear and other one being MRF manufactured 110/60-R17 for the front and 150/60-R17 for the rear. The suspension duties are handled by Benelli 41 mm upside down forks with 115 mm stroke at its front while Benelli shock 120 mm stroke with adjustable preload rebound are placed at the rear end.